Towns Burr Gallery has a new exhibition that is an overall complementary variety of artistic efforts by five women who wish to share their work as an alternative to traditional gifts for Mother's Day.
The intimate Burbank storefront gallery is energized by the eclectic combination of media including watercolors by Connie Towns-Burr; alabaster sculptures by Robin M. Cohen; jewelry by Suzanne Ehrmann; formed glass by Jackie Steimke; and print collage by Libby Ellis.
The theme of the show suggests giving the gift of fine art; floral watercolor paintings instead of FTD arrangements, hand fashioned jewelry instead of Tiffany's, molded art glass instead of crystal. Cohen's alabaster sculptures dress the front window, beckoning to passersby with their luminescent and tactile qualities. The artist breaks the age-old gallery taboo "do not touch" and invites viewers to pet the alabaster — a surprising interaction. These pieces engage and hook. The title of Cohen's flame-colored Utah alabaster piece, "Infinity," speaks to the affinity these works inspire. Her works are high-end.